Lung cancer registrations are presented here as one indicator of the local smoking-related health burden in adults.  The Adult health and illness chapter of the JSNA presents data on a number of other health outcomes linked to smoking (including cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD).

Figure 1 shows that Hackney, in common with most of its statistical peers, has much higher lung cancer registration rates than London and England. Due to the small size of the resident population, there is considerable statistical uncertainty around the figures for the City of London.

Figure 2 shows that, since 2009-11, Hackney’s lung cancer registration rates have been consistently higher than the London and England averages. There has been a slight rise in rates over time, although there is variation year on year due to small numbers.  Again due to statistical uncertainty, local trend data for the City are not presented.

Figure 1: Age-standardised registration rate for lung cancer per 100,000 population (2012-14)

Source: Data from National Cancer Registration Service, analysis by Public Health England.3

Figure 2: Age-standardised registration rate for lung cancer per 100,000 population (2007-09 to 2012-14)

Source: Data from National Cancer Registration Service, analysis by Public Health England.4

References

  1. Public Health England, “Local Tobacco Control Profiles,” [Online]. Available: http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/. [Accessed 26 August 2016].
  2. Public Health England, “Local Tobacco Control Profiles,” [Online]. Available: http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/. [Accessed 26 August 2016].
  3. Public Health England, “Local Tobacco Control Profiles,” [Online]. Available: http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/. [Accessed 26 August 2016].
  4. Public Health England, “Local Tobacco Control Profiles,” [Online]. Available: http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/. [Accessed 26 August 2016].